Ifa divination tapper (Iroke Ifa) - 2013.57.3_1

2013.57.3_1

Ifa divination tapper (Iroke Ifa)

Maker: Unidentified Yoruba artist
Medium:Ivory
Geography: Ife, Nigeria
Date: Collected in 1967
Object number: 2013.57.3
Credit Line: Gift of Jack Lieber
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
DescriptionIvory divination tapper with incised linear motifs and rich golden patina. Divination tappers are used by diviners during the divination sessions to attract the attention of Ifa. This is done by striking the tapper on the divining tray at the beginning of the consultation as a way of summoning the deity to the event.
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